News flash. Three days before the primary, delegates to the 13th Congressional District Democratic Convention passed a resolution directing the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to stay out of their local congressional primary.
It is uncertain whether they fully appreciate the fact that their efforts might be a tiny bit too late.
On the socialist local Facebook page Greater Greensboro Politics, local activists have been arguing for Adam Coker instead of Kathy Manning. Coker, we are to believe, represents a more pure version of Marxism that will be more acceptable to the party base. In addition, we are told, he has roots in rural Guilford County; and he can therefore be more successful pulling votes away from Ted Budd... presumably because an impression would be created with rural voters that he is one of them, and would represent their interests. Of course, nearly everything for which the democratic socialist party stands is in opposition to the traditional values that used to be regarded as important in most small towns and rural areas. But deception is part of the game.
To be fair, given the planned destruction of the nuclear family and the impact of globalism, rural America can be nearly as dependent upon the welfare state as the inner cities. The socialists might increasingly find a ready constituency in red counties.
But local democratic socialist activists are clearly concerned about the optics of running Kathy Manning-- a Jewish establishment insider. Manning has raised oodles of money from typical establishment sources.
I think there is probably little distance between Coker and Manning ideologically. I think their voting records in Congress would be nearly identical.
Hillary Clinton stated last week that 41 percent of the Democratic Party's voters are socialist. She proclaimed that, by contrast, she was a capitalist! (Never mind that one of the first tasks she was assigned when her husband was elected president was to socialize the nation's health care industry.)
It should be noted that the percentage of Democratic elected officials and activists who are socialist is probably much greater than 41%. Hillary's number is probably much too low.
This weekend, with the recognition of the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth, we need to understand that the United States has crossed a threshold; and now has a heavily socialized economy with elements of capitalism admixed. The combined overwhelming weight of federal and state spending and interference and regulation has created distortions in myriad aspects of the economy. The enormous welfare state, in addition, is pushing us closer to a debt crisis.
Rev. Mark Creech correctly points out that Marxism, socialism and communism are incompatible with Christianity, regardless of whatever the heretical liberal mainline denominations might be teaching on these matters.
The Republican Party in the United States has made its peace with socialism. The Republicans have decided not to fight it, or to try and roll it back. The party establishment deems it unwise politically to be having these discussions. They don't like the appearance it would create. After all, it would interfere with their business model.
In fact, the Republicans have mostly assumed the posture of the Conservative Party in Britain-- the Tories-- blithely accepting the premise that the welfare state and the all-powerful administrative state are here to stay.
Ted Budd appears to be a good man. But it matters less if Manning or Coker were to win the general election. After all, the Republicans have ceded much ground, and have decided to accept the degree of socialism we already have.